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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial Stout brewed with Citrus at Hill Farmstead Brewery with the company, hardwork, and input of our good friend Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller. NOTE: This entry is for Daybreak batch 1 (non BA) released in 500ML bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
500 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours pitch black with a big creamy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, moist soil, orange zest, salty liquorice, dark chocolate, charred wood and lemon zest. Taste is bitter and malty with heavily roasted malts, salty liquorice, dark roast coffee, burnt wood, bitter chocolate, grapefruit rinds, lemon zest and orange zest. Mouthfeel is creamy, soft, round, astringent and near full bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist soil, charred wood and citrus peal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle @ Mikkeller & Friends. Dark color, medium brown head. Aroma of coffee and chocolat with a fruity blanket of citrus and orange on top. Big maltiness in taste where bitter and sweet are in perfect harmony, again with fruity tones from the oranges. Lovely balance, awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 13, 2013
Chopp. Pitch Black colour, small creamy light brown head. Pleasantly sweet very well roasted maltiness in the aroma with lots of chocolate along with fruit (!) and coffee too. Good filling mouthfeel indeed. Sweet very well roasted maltiness with chocolate and coffee, and dark fruits, licorice in the flavour. Great well lasting bitterness. So very well balanced indeed a brew. Just so tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2013
Tap@ Mikkeller and friendsBar...It pours dark brown almost black with a large tan head....The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and orange zest...The flavor is roasted malt, some coffee, caramel with a very nice orange flavor finish.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
Tap at Mikkeller and friends. Dark Brown with a huge bubbling Brown head. Quite special aroma. Roasted malt, liqurice and orange cest. Nice flavor. Medium sweet toffee, lots of roasted bitterness, good balance and a good amount of hop bitterness in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1547) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle in a recent trade. Pour is pretty much black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor light earth, faInt cobweb, light fruitiness, and chocolate. Very roasty and quite delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6180) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
RBBWG12 pours black, very, very small foam. taste is oaty light mouthfeel, bitter , burned malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2602) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Tasted at RBBWG 2013 - thanks Gene! pours super dark near black with a small light brown head. The smell is rich malt, chocolate, dark fruit, roast, molasses. The taste is dark roasted malt, dry char, chocolate, molasses. Body is full, very creamy and rich. Typical great stuff out of H.F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
19/I/13 - 50cl (?) bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-51) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle and to 77ships to bring me half of his glass while I was working my ass of in the kitchen to get these ungrateful bitches some food! ;-)

Little cloudy brown beer, small head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, cocoa powder, sweet, vanilla, bit sugary, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sour, mocha, bitter, dark chocolate, bitter and hoppy, caramel. Aftertaste: hops, vanilla, caramel, bit sugary, sweet, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate. Very decent stout! Would not have guessed it’s a 10% ABV though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle 500ml. Pours black with very low beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, sligth coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sweetness, coffee. Lots of of hops, kinda bitter. Palate: medium-full body. Overall: Not that much on citrus (oranges). Alcohol well hidden, surprisingly drinkable.

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